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The Grangeville globe. [volume] (Grangeville, Idaho) 1907-1922, October 31, 1918, Image 4

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The Nonpartisan League of Idaho Answers:
The Gooding-Davis Machine
Charges:
The Gooding-Davis Machine
Charges:
The Nonpartisan League of Idaho Answers:
Answer: The Nonpartisan League president and
campaign manager in Idaho, W. G. Scholtz, was
ELECTED TO THE POSITION HE HOLDS BY
THE MEMBERS OF THE IDAHO NONPARTI
SAN LEAGUE. He is responsible to the member
ship of the League, and to no one else, and can be
removed from his position at will by the member
ship of the Idaho Nonpartisan League^
1st. That A. C. Townley con
trols the Nonpartisan League
of Idaho and that A. C. Town
ley is an I. W. W. and made
speeches for that organization
with Frank Little, the I. W. W.
leader who was lynched at
Butte—
That the Nonpartisan
Answer: The many thousands of loyal Idaho
farmers who are members of the Nonpartisan
League, can make oath that they themselves
through their conventions and chosen representa
tives, and NOT A. C. Townley, control and dic
tate the policies of the Idaho Nonpartisan League.
A. C. Townley is not now nor has he ever been an
I. W. W. or affiliated in any way with the I. W. W.
and never in his life even saw Frank Little, the
Butte Agitator.
4th.
League in Idaho is controlled
by irresponsible leaders and
by the members of the league—
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Answer: The Nonpartisan League has endorsed
every war policy of President Wilson. North
Dakota, the only state controlled politically by
the Nonpartisan League, has a better war activi
ties record than almost any state in the union.
The national administration is not now opposing
nor has it ever opposed the Nonpartisan League,
while on the contrary it recognizes that THE IN
TERESTS WHICH THE LEAGUE IS FIGHT
ING, AND WHICH ARE FIGHTING THE
LEAGUE, are opposing President Wilson.
That the Nonpartisan
5th.
League is against President
Wilsons war poli dies and is
itself opposed by the national
administration—
2nd. That Arthur LeSueur is
national secretary of the
Nonpartisan League and is a
factor in the Nonpartisan
League in Idaho—
Answer: Arthur LeSueur is not now nor has he
ever been the national secretary of the Nonparti-'
san League, nor has he ever been connected with
the Nonpartisan League in any capacity that
would give him the slightest voice in the direction
of the Idaho campaign, control over its policies,
or a word of authority to the candidates endorsed
by it. Arthur LeSueur 's connection with the
National Nonpartisan League is as a lawyer
HIRED TO OBEY THE LEAGUE'S INSTRUCT
IONS in legal matters.
6th. That H. F. Samuels, the
Democratic nominee for gov
ernor of Idaho, and other can
didates endorsed by the Non
partisan League on the Demo
cratic state ticket, are I. W.
W. sympathizers—
Answer: H. F. Samuels, Democratic nominee for
governor, and every other candidate endorsed by
the Nonpartisan League, has always ACTIVELY
OPPOSED THE I. W. W. AND LAST YEAR,
BECAUSE OF H. F. SAMUELS' VIGOROUS
OPPOSITION TO THE I. W. W. IN NORTH
IDAHO, THE I. W. W. BURNED A THREE
THOUSAND DOLLAR BARN ON MR. SAM
UEL'S RANCH AT SAMUELS, ID VHO. Need
3rd.
That the Nonpartisan
League is tied up with Bill
Haywood and the I. W. W.—
Bill Haywood is not now nor has he
Answer:
ever been a member of the Nonpartisan League,
nor has Bill Haywood or any of his crowd ever
SOUGHT THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE NON
PARTISAN LEAGUE AS DID BOTH D. W.
DAVIS AND FRANK R. GOODING, the twin
heads of the Gooding-Davis political machine.
There voters of Idaho, is a plain and unvarnished pre
sentation of the
an expense of hundreds of thousands of dollars, has been try
ing to make against the Nonpartisan League and the candidates
on the Democratic ticket endorsed by the League; and there,
too, are the TRUE AND UNDENIABLE ANSWERS TO THAT
ALLEGED "CASE.
that the Gooding-Davis machine, at
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We ask you to remember that in not one word has the
Gooding-Davis machine ever dared attack the program or the
platform of the Nonpartisan League.
Not one doubt as to the loyalty of any candidate en
dorsed by the Nonpartisan League was ever raised by the Good
ing-Davis machine UNTIL FRANK R. GOODING AND D. W.
DAVIS THEMSELVES FAILED TO SECURE THE EN
DORSEMENT OF THE LEAGUE.
And now the Nonpartisan League asks you to consider
fairly, honestly and without passion, this brief recapitulation
of the program and platfonn unanimously adopted by the
members of the League in state convention:
1. We declare our undying loyalty, our un
alterable devotion to our beloved country at this
time, when the soul of the nation is being tested
in the fierce fires of the battlefield, and wt pledge
before God and mr t, all that we have,
are and all t' -c wo licpe to be, to . ' her
championship of civilization, democracy and hu
man rights.
that we'
We indorse, without qualification, the mast
• erly statement of war aims that our great national
leader, Woodrow Wilson, has given to the world
THE NONPARTISAN LEAGUE OF IDAHO
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as America's purpose and to accomplish which
the people of this nation have dedicated their for
tunes and their lives.
2. We call attention to the insidious influ
ences within our nation that would undermine the
very foundations upon which is budded the tem
ple of democracy and which for selfish and unholy
motives would make of no avail the sacrifices, the
price in blood and treasure, the supreme effort of
America at this time to crush for all times the
spirit of oppression and tyranny.
3. We urge attention to the danger from the
profiteers who have placed above patriotism dol
lars and blood-drenched dividends.
4. The paramount issue is to win the war.
5. The chief qualification for office is loyal
ty—100 per cent Americanism.
6. Greater food production and better distri
bution being absolutely necessary toward winning
the war, we therefore pledge our candidates one
and all, to the carrying out of legislation for the
following as fast as safe progress will permit:
State-owned packing plants, terminal eleva
tors, Hour mills and sugar factories.
State-owned warehouses and storage plants
for farm products.
Rural credit banks operated at cost.
State ownership and distribution of the water
power.
7. Labor laws which will not merely protect
capital, but which will amply protect labor as well
in accordance with the just demands of organized
labor.
8. The taxation of all property upon an eq
uitable basis.
9. The taxation of idle property at a higher
rate in order to force such property to more large
ly assist in the financing of the
10. A workable initiative, referendum and
war.
recall.
Is there anything disloyal, seditious, treasonable, or an
archistic in this program?
Is there anything in this program that savors of I. W.
W.ism?
Do you see that it is THIS program that the Gooding
Davis machine is opposing?
Before you vote, ask yourself this question; then as your
common sense and conscience answers, the Nonpartisan League
asks you to vote :
Why have the Potlach Lumber Company and other
big timber interests; the Day and other mining interests; th<
Idaho water power trust and other interests, pooled a yiean'ic
slush fun 1 f' c
i i
re than a million ' -liars for the Goc' 1 '
machine to use
dorsed by the Nonpartisan League in Idaho, and which Presi
dent Wilson asks you to elect?
in defeating the Democratic candidates en
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Your answer will determine whether the people or the
profiteers shall rule in Idaho.

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